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Silence! The Musical

Silence! the musical

The Silence of the Lambs Musical
Presented as part of the 9th Annual New York International Fringe Festival
Lucille Lortel Theatre
121 Christopher Street
New York, NY
August 12-28, 2005

Music & Lyrics by Jon & Al Kaplan
Book by Hunter Bell
Directed by Christopher Gattelli
Music Direction by Brian J. Nash


Stephen Bienskie, Harry Bouvy, Deidre Goodwin, Jenn Harris, Jeff Hiller, Lisa Howard, Paul Kandel, Howard Kaye

The Story

SILENCE! the Musical is the unauthorized parody of the 1991 Oscar winning film, The Silence of the Lambs, with music and lyrics by Jon & Al Kaplan and book by Hunter Bell.

Entertainment Weekly has called the music “creepy fun.” It’s been a cult hit online for years. Now it’s coming to the stage, live! Rookie FBI agent Clarice Starling must match wits with the brilliant but insane cannibal Dr. Hannibal Lecter to catch the man behind a string of gruesome kidnappings and murders, known only as “Buffalo Bill.” Sound familiar? Well this time, the action is narrated by a Greek chorus of lambs, and everyone breaks out into cheerful showtunes about the most horrific of subjects.


Only when the writers delve most fervently into their characters’ overblown eccentricities do they find the biggest laughs. (This is and always has been the secret to top-notch parody.) This is seldom better demonstrated than in a song sung by Lisa Howard (in her off hours from The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) as a Washington lawmaker whose daughter Bill kidnaps. Her faux-passionate song, which consists of little more than repeating her daughter’s name and plastic platitudes over and over again, is one of the only times a riff on a single moment from the movie builds to a legitimate, show-stopping size. (Howard also plays the daughter, with an exasperated enthusiasm that’s strangely infectious for a girl about to be made into a coat.)


The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 at Comic-Con 2012

Lisa Howard made appearances with other cast members of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 at Comic-Con 2012 in San Diego, California, July 12-15, 2012.

Check out these photos and red carpet video interview from the event:

November 24, 2011 – Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
performs at Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

The cast of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert performed two songs on NBC Television for the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade broadcast! Watch a YouTube clip below:

January 17, 2012 – Priscilla Divas Perform Live on WPLJ

Priscilla’s “Diva’s” Jacqueline Arnold, Anastacia McCleskey and Lisa Howard performed the ‘Diva Medley’ live on WPLJ 95.5 FM and were interviewed by “Scott and Todd Big Show” hosts Scott Shannon and Todd Pettengill January 17, 2012, during the prime morning drive of New York’s most listened to morning show to kick off WPLJ’s “Road Trip” partnership promotion with Priscilla.

Priscilla Divas Live on WPLJ 95.5 FM

Watch the video of their live ‘Diva Medley’:

Listen to the complete interview:

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LISA’s in ‘Rolling Stone’!!

After a fantastic performance at the 2015 Tony Awards, LISA’s been included in Rolling Stone’s Best Tony Moments!


Watch LISA’s performance of ‘Jenny’s Blues’ here:

IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU – Broadway Montage

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 Los Angeles Premiere

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 New York Premiere

Lisa Howard walked the red carpet at The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 in New York, wearing “White” by Vera Wang.

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 Irish Coven Trading Card

Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2 Irish Coven Trading Card